Electrician's Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to operate as or carry on a business as an unsupervised electrician undertaking electrical work. Electrical work includes electrical installation work, electrical fitting work and electrical equipment work.

This licence does not authorise you to act as an electrical contractor. If you are not employed by someone who holds an electrical contractor's licence or an in-house electrical installing work licence (e.g. you are a sole trader), then you will also need the appropriate one of those licences.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • have successfully completed an approved apprenticeship, course or skills training program, VET course or training and practical experience equivalent to an apprenticeship
  • have the required experience or training for the type of work to be carried out under the licence
  • have passed all required examinations or assessment
  • satisfy the agency that you have been assessed as satisfactory in relation to safety issues.


Up to five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Partnership, Sole Trader Building and Energy Fee Schedule - Electrical - PDF (Opens in new window)
Comply Sole Trader Fit and Proper Guidelines for Electrical Workers (Opens in new window)
Comply Company, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Licensing of Electrical Workers and Electrical Contractors (Opens in new window)
Comply Sole Trader Mutual Recognition (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Electricity Act 1945 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building and Energy

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.